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Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Toshi, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    You might want to add details on the previous mount. Pivots? For what bsl?
     
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Pivots at a 316 mm BSL, I believe.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    ACD635BE-777F-4DDC-B025-D10CAC916E99.jpeg

    This is what the Tesla thinks is going on as I pull out of the garage. “Sedan” in back is the minivan. “Bus” that has driven clear through the front of the 3 is my parked-at-an-angle Land Cruiser.

    Nailed it.
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Right. Add that to the CL and FB ads, man. Also: I refrained from giving you shit on Facebook. You're welcome.
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It's like I don't even know you any more...
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    That seems like the perfect car for those who felt they had far too little C-pillar in their life. High beltline, too.

    :nononocat.gif:
     
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    Pfft.....I like a hatch. Looks good to me. :bonk:
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    There's someone selling a goat on Nextdoor.

    (I respect your attempts to minimize your footprint)
     
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  12. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    In some areas (but not here) one can rent goats as an Amazon Home Service. I'd totally do that if it were possible. :D
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    Don't you have like 12 sq yds of grass?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Yeah, it's no palatial estate. ~0.15 acre lot so less than 0.1 acre of actual grass. Takes about 20 minutes with the gas Honda.
     
  15. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    ~.15 acre to mow, or .15 is the full lot with a giant house on it so like 4 square feet of grass?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    House isn't giant. 3272 sq ft including a basement and two floors, so it, the garage, and the driveway are probably taking up 1500 sq ft. It's not a tiny patch of lawn but isn't giant by any means.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Too soon?



    (not my chop)
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That's a big-ass house.

    NTTAWWT.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    My wife's gay uncle and partner were there 3 days ago, and yes, I've already made the joke.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    If you have a half hour of time and are interested in two people with flat affects talking to each other.

    I thought it was fascinating. On April 22 I want to be shown why Elon has such unbridled confidence. “Game, set, match.” I am willing to be convinced but show me results, not empty tales about number of vehicles with sensor suites on the road.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    What no self driving electric mover

     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Until mowers can unlock a gate and do the front and back lawns it would still involve me.
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    I am considering the ego mower, why did you go with the snapper toshi?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Because it was on sale as a Gold Box deal for $439 including 2 2Ah batteries and the rapid charger. (And because I will return it if it sucks and feel no guilt.)
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    I almost impulse bought an RS5 a week ago. Just to better participate in this thread.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    I had a new 3 as a rental last month. I was rather disappointed. Power was decent for the base car but the steering and brakes were terrible. I would expect a performance version to come with better brakes but that atrocious electruc power steering would probably remain.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Today is day 4 in a row of commuting to work on the e-bike. Since I do such things and have some data via Strava I'm going to see if I can quantify the electric bike's effects a bit.

    Takeaways:

    I was riding at a pretty leisurely pace on that 2017 unpowered commute as evidenced by the low average heart rate. That said:

    Unpowered -> Trail Mode: 33% shorter riding time albeit at higher me-effort, 94% quicker on the climbs, system contributing 148W on average (just about doubling my efforts), 45% higher average speed.

    Meanwhile Trail -> Boost shaves about 10% more riding time off yet, and adds 14% climbing speed and 10% average speed. On the other hand, it feels unnatural and adds 31% or 91W more power, or an average of 238W on top of my presumed baseline effort.

    Cliffs Notes: Trail Mode is nice for my commute. It neatly doubles my power output while feeling natural (torque sensing is key), and cuts my time on the bike by a third.